Currently, most North Carolina drivers do not have restrictions regarding talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel. However, a texting while driving ban took effect in 2009. The team at Christina Rivenbark & Associates work with clients for a fine reduction and dismissal of distracted driving charges.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Commit to reducing or eliminating distracted driving by taking steps that make it easier to focus on the road. Turn off your phone during the drive, or if you cannot, make sure it is hands-free enabled.
Strap children and pets into their seats and carriers carefully and securely before beginning the drive. If an incident occurs while you are in transit, pull over and handle the situation safely. Snack and drink before you drive so that you can maintain road focus during your trip. Set the navigational equipment before leaving, which reduces mental, visual and cognitive distractions.
It is illegal for anyone to text and drive in North Carolina. However, if law enforcement pulls you over and cites you erroneously, you may challenge it in front of a judge. Visit our website for more information on this topic.